A Crime of Opportunity

A Day in the Life: April 13th

(Aged 14)
Wea. hot                                     MON. APRIL 13, 1896               Ther.  78

Went to school.  Unkle Gib, Aunt May, Luella, Harry + Marvin were down to grandma's.  Unkle Gib + Aunt May went to Jamestown.  I went over + stayed all night with grandma.  They got back at 10:30 o’clock PM + started for home at 1:15 AM.  I went to bed at 1:30 AM.

(Aged 16)
Wea. Pleasant                              WED. APRIL 13, 1898               Ther.

Went to school rode with Will Smith over as far as his house.  Rode home with Fred Bingham there was a social at his house.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                              THU. APRIL 13, 1899               Ther.

Ma + I went to town.  I got the shaft fixed for Randsom’s wheel.  Got .13 cents per doz for eggs.  We ate dinner at Mr. Maxwell's + someone stole Ma’s cape which we left in the buggy.

In this photo (with Dad's and/or Gram's finger) Diana is wearing the top hat of Nathan Cass--our earliest Cass in Chautauqua.  I am wearing a bonnet and cape of unknown origin.  The bonnet is now in England being reproduced by a period costumier.  Sadly though, the collapsible top hat is now in shreds having been thoroughly enjoyed by many Cass children for over 150 years.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              FRI. APRIL 13, 1900                 Ther.

Boiled sap till about three o’clock.  In eve went up to the factory to an egg social.  Had a good time but couldn’t run around much after the social.  Alice and I took a drive around Harrington’s Square.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              SAT. APRIL 13, 1901                Ther.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               SUN.  APRIL 13, 1902                Ther.

Went to factory.  Ma, Rollie + Ruth came down.  Spotted Stryker cow came in way down by big creek.  Brought the calf up on Bill it hurt my hip some.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              MON.  APRIL 13, 1903                  Ther.



Editor's Note:  I can't imagine Nora's cape was anything too special.  It wasn't likely to be fur trimmed so I reckon whomever took it did so because they could.  It was there and the impulse overwhelmed them.  Though there are Maxwells in Carroll in 1892, this one seems to be "in town" and not necessarily an intimate friend.  The Maxwells have had a cow auction before so I really don't know the connection.   If anyone knows a history to the Maxwells, please let me know.  Thanks!

And can you picture Allen riding on his horse with the new calf?


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